ARQ - ARQ (rhymes with lark) is a female-founded/female-owned independent clothing company with an emphasis on making garments that encourage people to relish the mundane, intimate, ordinary pleasures in life –underwear and clothes for cooking at home, picnicking in the sun, weeding, emailing, grocery shopping, painting, and napping (preferably with someone you love). Arq garments are sewn in the U.S. from certified organic, recycled, and/or deadstock materials. Bodies, postmodern interiors, details from Italian renaissance paintings, natural plant and animal fibers, local seasonal produce, and old-world garment craftsmanship, among others, inform owner/designer Abigail Quist’s process.